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Where this shines is comfort
March 18, 2019
The best feature these headphones have is their comfort. You can wear them for hours and hours without taking them off, and they don't get uncomfortable.
The next best feature is that they have an independent volume control instead of the volume/track change volumes being combined. I hate that.
But these are definitely not for people who are expecting great audio performance. The music starts to degrade around the midway point, so if you like to crank it up you will be disappointed by these. Another gripe I have is that the lowest volume level is too high. Sometimes I like to really turn down what I'm listening to if I want to be able to hear other things. But the lowest setting isn't that low.
The wireless Bluetooth range is also not as good as my Mpow H1 (version 2) headphones. But it is good enough, as long as your phone is in the same room (even a large room) you shouldn't have any connection issues.
The headphones are also good for voice calls. I have had many calls and nobody on the other end complained. And on my end everything was fine too. I did not test these while driving or anything like that so I'm not sure how good the mic handles ambient noise, but no claims are made regarding a noise cancelling microphone so none should be expected.
Ultimately, these headphones are great for people who wear headphones for long periods of time and don't like to listen to their music loud. If you are between these and the Mpow H1 (version 2) get the Mpow if you care more about sound quality. Get these Dylan headphones if you prefer discrete volume and track controls. One annoying issue with my Mpow headphones is that when you turn them on, it takes them a long time to connect for voice calls so you end up with dead air, that is not an issue with the Dylans, they connect right away.
UPDATE: Turning these on is frustrating. I don't know if mine are malfunctioning or not but I always have to press the power button twice for them to come on. The first time I press the button, no matter how long I hold it down, does nothing. The second press turns them on.
Also, I've discovered that I cannot charge this with most of my USB cables. The area around the charge port is curved so if your USB cable has any bulk at all around the plug, it will not reach the USB port on the headphones. Only USB cables with very slim plugs will work.
I am deducting one star for these two new issues, in addition to the range and sound quality issues mentioned above. Too many hiccups to consider this above average.